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Saskatoon Public Schools
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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
Aden Bowman Collegiate and Bedford Road Collegiate are International Baccalaureate (IB) World Schools that share a common philosophy: a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education. 

The IB Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12) is designed for students aged 16 to 19 who are academically motivated and desire a rigorous curriculum, often as a preparation for post-secondary study. A student who completes the IB Diploma Programme will not only gain an enhanced set of organizational, writing, speaking and collaborative skills, but also will have an advantage for university, as the IB graduate is actively recruited by most universities in Canada, the United States and the world. Students who complete an IB diploma will also achieve a Saskatchewan high school diploma.

The IB Diploma Programme strives for excellence in preparing students for the 21st century. Saskatoon Public Schools values the fact that our community is very much part of the global consciousness. That global awareness β€” combined with scholarship and our values of tolerance, respect and compassion β€” fits perfectly with the International Baccalaureate organization's mission to encourage students to become active, well-rounded and service-oriented citizens of their local and global communities.

Program Highlights

  • Benefit from university recruitment, scholarships and advanced admission offers.
  • Engage in independent research.
  • Develop a spirit of community service.
  • Develop the skills essential to success in post-secondary study.
  • Enjoy opportunities for student travel and collaboration with other IB students.

Who should consider IB?

  • Grade 10 students who are academically motivated, seeking a challenge and have a well-rounded approach to their studies.
  • Students interested in building a skill set for life.
  • Students who plan to attend university (though this is not a requirement).
It is important to be aware of the course options required to satisfy the prerequisites for the IB Diploma Programme. IB preparatory courses offered at the grades 9 and 10 level provide appropriate programming in preparation for the diploma program.

Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, new students entering the two-year IB Diploma Programme will be charged a fee of $2,100. Students not taking the diploma program will be charged an individual IB course fee of $325 per course. More information is available in the IB Diploma Programme FAQ.

For more information about the IB Diploma Programme, visit the links below.

 IB Diploma Programme